Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy


Date of this Version

November 1993


Published by IEEE; IEEE Trans. Magn. 29, 3376 (1993). ©1993 IEEE. Permission to use.


We report the temperature dependence of the effective perpendicular anisotropy and interface anisotropy in the temperature region of 80K to 290K for Co/Pt and Co/Au multilayers. Different temperature dependence of the interface anisotropy have been observed for these two types of multilayers. We speculate that the strain due to the lattice misfit may not be the main reason responsible for the perpendicular anisotropy in Co/Pt and Co/Au multilayers.

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